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GatorLUG Meeting | R for System Administrators | Introduction to OpenLDAP

Oct 18 2006 6:00 pm
Oct 18 2006 8:00 pm

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for October 18, 2006
6:00 - 6:15 Announcements
6:15 - 7:00 Presentation | Using R for System Administrators | Allen Rout
R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. One of R's strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae
where needed. Great care has been taken over the defaults for the minor design choices in graphics, but the user retains full control. More information is available at
Allen will discuss how to use R to collect and analyze information that is useful for system administration tasks.
Allen Rout works for Computing and Networking Services in the Open Systems Group at the University of Florida. He probably moves more data from point A to point B than anyone else at the University as he currently manages the University's central backup infrastructure.
7:00 - 7:50 Presentation | Introduction to OpenLDAP | Doug Goldstein
OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
The suite includes:
* slapd - stand-alone LDAP daemon (server)
* slurpd - stand-alone LDAP update replication daemon
* libraries implementing the LDAP protocol, and
* utilities, tools, and sample clients.
More information is available at
Doug Goldstein is a recent graduate with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida. He is also a Gentoo Developer and works for a local software development company that specializes in credit card information processing (MainStreet Softworks).
7:50 - 8:00 GPG Keysigning | JC "Keymaster" Jones

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